puve

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See also: puvē

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the past tense stem puv- of the verb pūt (to rot, decay).

Noun[edit]

puve f (5th declension)

  1. plant rotting or decay caused by fungi or bacteria
    dīgstu, egļu, kartupeļu puve — sprouts, spruce, potato rotting
    burkānu baltā puve — carrot white rot
    biešu dīgstu puve — beet seedling rot
    sausā puve — dry rot (rotting that results in plant tissue becoming a loose, dry mass)
    slapjā puve — wet rot (rotting that results in plant tissue becoming a slurry mixture)
    pelēkā puve — gray rot (rotting that results in plant tissue becoming watery, soft, and covered with a gray powdery layer)
  2. rotting, decay on other organic tissues
    peru puve — bee larvae rot (a bee larvae disease)
    zobu puve — tooth decay, caries

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